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Monday, 17 April 2017

Monday 17th April 2017

The local male Kestrel enjoying a fresh young rat taken near the Butts pond.

At first light a Snipe was flushed within the ringing area and flew onto the reserve. Wheatear have increased to 23 along with 11 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Meadow Pipit and 1 White Wagtail seen through the morning. Quiet offshore with 4 Whimbrel going North being the only movement recorded.

Always good to get a chocolate-tip moth which occurs here in low numbers with the larva feeding on the Poplars.

24 birds ringed: 9 Blackcap, 4 Wheatear, 3 Linnet, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 1 Wood Pigeon